Every season I do what I call a “re-fresh” to my living room, by that I mean that I change my living rooms wardrobe to welcome in the new season. For the winter I used a lot of gold, grey and navy blue (see this post), and for spring I am drawn to the coral tones. For my mantel I made a paper flower garland to tie in with the coral shades in the pillows and accessories from around the room. Stay tuned for the complete living room reveal.
Our friends at PaperPapers sent me the most amazing range of metallic papers in fresh, bright, vivid colors which I just knew would fit this project perfectly. The simple flowers and leaves are made using gold, mandarin, azalea, botanic and fairway sheets — all glorious colors for this spring project. I made 15 of each flower design, which, although I used my cutting machine, are all super simple to cut by hand. You will find the SVG cut file and the PDF here.
I also took a few leaves that were leftover from my paper boxwood wreath in Monday’s post. That’s the great thing about this garland. You can add or omit any parts of it and it will still look great. Perhaps try this project using shades of white for a classic backdrop at a wedding ceremony, or bold patterned papers for a great children’s party decoration.
All the flowers are simply looped around the green ribbon strand and glued into place. The leaves are then dotted in between the blooms and glued into place. Pin it across your window, drape it along your mantel or hang it vertically down each side of your entrance way. Whatever you choose to do with you paper flower garland, happy making and enjoy! ~ Lia
- Download the pattern or SVG file over at PaperPapers.
- Cut the patterns out of frosted text weight paper.
- Curl all of your paper petals, using either the edge of your scissors or a curling tool.
- Glue flap of largest flowers and form a cone with petals curled out.
- Glue tab on smaller flowers.
- Form cup with petals curling inward.
- Fold tiny leaves in half and toward the center along the spine.
- Fold larger leaves in half.
- Thread thin ribbon onto craft needle and sew flowers and leaves together to form a garland.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.
Hi! What paper cutter do you recommend? Thanks!
We prefer the Cricut maker. Here is a video you might find helpful. https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/11-things-to-consider-before-buying-a-cutting-machine/
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This is really a beautiful garland! I am planning on doing one in pink shades for an upcoming reception next month, February. How did you do that cool shading effect on your pink petals in the above pictures? Not sure if I could do it, but would sure love to give it a try!!! Thank you.
We did not shade the pink flowers at all! I believe what you are seeing is the pretty metallic paper reflecting the light 🙂
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Lia, this is lovely! Can’t wait to make it for my daughter’s college Aloha graduation party. What type of ribbon would you suggest using?
Oh how perfect! I used a thin satin ribbon, it was around 1/8″ wide.
Can you explain what you mean by form a cone with the big flowers? The photo is a bit confusing.
You just roll the edges back to meet each other, so it forms a cone. The petals should flare out, like the photo.
Mine doesn’t look like a beautiful flower. I must be doing something wrong. There is a notch on one side, but do I glue it to the petal on the other side?
Yes, once you curl the petals and form a cone/cup, glue the tab to the petal on the other side to keep it closed.
This is so pretty. I think I’ll make on and string it around my enclosed deck. 🙂
Thanks so much for the flower garland template. My daughter is having a Moana themed birthday party and I’ve used the flowers to make shorter garlands that can be tied to make a necklace or headdress. I love the flowers and I’m sure I’ll be making more to decorate the house.
Great idea! I’m so glad you love this 🙂
I cant seem to find a download button on the page and I would love to download the svg file!! Help!
The link is within the post, it’s a sponsored project by Paper Papers: http://www.paper-papers.com/news/diy-paper-garland/
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What kind of paper do you use? It looks like it’s maybe a little shiny
It’s metallic paper– there are several links in the post to take you right to the page to order! 🙂
Love this! THANK YOU! It’s going to be the perfect addition to a baby shower I’m helping host!
Wonderful!! Feel free to send in some photos of your shower decor so we can share with them our readers 🙂
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I didn’t see the cutout for the long green stem with multiple leaves on it. (step 7)
Is that missing from the PDF file?
They are here” https://liagriffith.com/diy-paper-boxwood-wreath-for-spring/ The post directs to this page but it may be a little confusing.
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You can find the templates here 🙂 http://www.paper-papers.com/news/diy-paper-garland/
Hey these are awesome and i am trying to do a school project on Chinese flowers and i really like your tutorials but i can not afford membership to download the templates. Thanks anyway
Hi Ash, this is a free download and so are all of these https://liagriffith.com/craft/freebies/free-downloads/
Hi Lia & Team!
Thank you so much for sharing my wreath on your fb page ♥
Have a nice day and greetings from Switzerland
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Thank you so much for the file! I’ve made a wreath with your flowers and I love it! Have a nice weekend, Marlene
please share pictures with us at email@example.com Love to see what my readers make!!!!
These are gorgeous. I love the idea of ‘re-freshing’ a room with each season 🙂
I know right, makes it feel like a completely “new” home 🙂
only hours after receiving the email with this beautiful garland into my Inbox, I saw it all over Pinterest.
Well done you!
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The flower garland is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. The svg link is broken on papers-papers blog, but I was able to access the PDF template, which is perfect since I’m making these with the kids over the weekend.
Hope you and the kiddos have fun making the garland! I have fixed the broken link, thanks for letting me know.
Love this garland but can’t download the svg file. When I click on the button it doesn’t download. Never had this problem with any of your wonderful files before!
broken link;( all fixed now!
Is the pattern for the Spring Flower Garland available doe Cricut?
There is a link in my post that will take you there.